Trump says he has ‘never used racist remarks’

Trump says he has ‘never used racist remarks’

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent found himself clashing with President Donald Trump yet again on November 7.As Jim Acosta, 47, attempted to ask the president to clarify his comments about the migrant caravan heading to the U.S. southern border, Trump exploded, calling him a "rude, awful person".

President Trump vacillated between subdued and combative as he called Tuesday's election ー in which Democrats took control of the House and several pivotal governorships ー a "very close-to-complete victory". "You run CNN. And if you did it well, your ratings would be much better", Trump said. "You run CNN", Trump said as a White House aide attempted to physically take the microphone out of Acosta's hands.

Trump tried to move on, but Acosta insisted on asking about the Russian Federation investigation. Trump has also reportedly removed Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein from the investigation and appointed Matthew Whitaker as acting AG. The way you treat Sarah Sanders is terrible. Not long into the conference, President Trump lost his temper with Acosta. "When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are an enemy of the people".

Mr Trump also said Republican candidates who distanced themselves and didn't accept his "embrace" performed "very poorly", singling out Mike Coffman and Mia Love. But to say that, what you say is so insulting to me.

Acosta had asked the president about the racist, anti-immigration ad from his re-election campaign that was subsequently banned from airing by Facebook, NBC, Fox, and elsewhere.

Here is CNN's response, calling his attacks on the media "disturbingly un-American".

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"Thank you for telling me that, I appreciate that", Trump responded dryly.

"I'll tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them".

"It was quite a chaotic and extraordinary news conference and when you cut away all the other stuff, there was a clear message coming from the president".

When Acosta finally gives up the mic and sits down, Trump begins to chide him. 'It's a very bad thing that you said'. "Even if President Trump doesn't intend it, some see him as directly appealing to the racists", she wrote.

Asked specifically about the future of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Trump says, "I'd rather answer that at a little bit different time".

One recent survey from Rasmussen, a generally Trump-friendly poll, found that approval number at 36 per cent.

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